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Soumyashis Sarkar

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Soumyashis Sarkar

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The Pearl Untold

The Pearl Untold

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The academic year bygone was as stressful as hectic. So, to rejuvenate for another year ahead, My family and I undertook a journey to "The Pearl Of The Indian Ocean", Mauritius.

As the aircraft neared the Mauritian shore, the splendour of the Indian Ocean in its myriad hues of blue overwhelmed me. I couldn't wait to explore every nook and cranny of this Nature's Paradise.

After we took to the road, completing all the arrival procedures, I was glued to the window, taking in all the views the sun-kissed, pristine and tranquil nation had to offer. The sky seemed a different kingdom altogether, a deep shade of blue tinted with slight gold and crimson. Giant clouds hovered in the slowly auburn-turning sky. Majestic and lush mountains greeted the eye on the far horizon , with the sea sparkling in the light of the fading sun on the far West.

Our place of residence in Mauritius was a friend's house in Quatre Bornes. Before retiring for the day, our hosts took us to a nearby beach. The Moon hung in the sky, a day short of its complete fullness, cradling the world in its Silver Arms. As I sat by the edge of the sea, cool waves lapped upon the powdery sand, generating a peaceful and soothing hum in the placid silence of the night. Yes, nights were on a different standard of beauty altogether. 

The next day was funfilled. We paid a visit to a waterfall called Rochester. Before we even reached the site , our ears registered the powerful rumbles of the massive walls of water falling. Though it wasn't quite big, but the magnificence and the cascades of water compensated for it. Rolling hills complemented the view to a great extent. 

Next, we took the road on a cycle to explore the natural treasure of Mauritius. Quaint little villages existed harmoniusly with the perfect skylines of the cities. Tree covered avenues and meandering brooks took us a beautiful hill. The scene which was spread out in front of us was heaven. Small farms dotted the vast green silky carpet of the Earth. Dramatic orange light filtering through the thick, flower-laden Gulmohar trees contributed to a scene which I'll cherish forever.

When it was time to say goodbye to the island, my heart was indeed a heavy one. But I hope to return soon in the lap of Nature.


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